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The minimum stay for a short break is 3 nights
(Cottage sleeps up to 4)
Availability updated on 28 Jul 14 at 16:30
Comb Beck Details
- Cottage sleeps up to 4
- Two bedrooms, 1 double, 1 twin. Lounge, kitchen/diner, bath (with shower over) room and toilet.
- Bath, Shower, Non-smoking unit, Scenic view
- Prices (per unit per week for normal occupancy)
1 The Ravine, Seldom Seen,
Comb Beck is a very comfortable old stone cottage, in a truly tranquil setting. Nestled into the lower slopes of Whinlatter Forest, it is situated in the 'Seldom Seen' ravine, on a single track no-through road.
Comb Beck has gas-fired central heating throughout.
The living room has a wood-burning stove set into the original sandstone alcove. There are 2 two seater sofas, coffee tables, and a television with DVD/CD player. There is a cupboard containing a selection of games, including Jenga and Scrabble. The bookcase has reading material related to the local area. The living room has windows at either end.
The fully fitted kitchen incorporates a Belfast sink with slate worktops, fully integrated electric oven and hob, fridge with freezer compartment, and a washing/drying machine. There is also a microwave, toaster and kettle, and a radio. The slate floor has underfloor heating, and there are views towards Skiddaw and Whinlatter Forest.
The toilet and bathroom have slate floors with underfloor heating. The bathroom suite is white, with a thermostatically controlled shower over the bath, and glass shower screen.
There is a heated porch with a coir matting floor, hooks for hanging coats, and a shoe rack for boots.
There are two bedrooms; a double and a twin.
The double bedroom has a double bed, and bedside tables with lamps. The sliding sash window has views towards the forest.
The twin bedroom has twin beds, with bedside shelves and lights. The sliding sash window has views over the garden, beck and forest.
The stairs and bedrooms have the original wooden panelled latch doors.
Comb Beck has a terraced garden, which leads down to the beck.
The garden has a lockable shed suitable for bicycle storage.
The cottage has private off-street parking for one vehicle. Additional parking is available in the village.
There are superb walks and/or cycles, which can be started from the cottage door, to the forest and fells beyond.
Red squirrels and deer may be spotted in the garden, or in the forest beyond.
The cottage and garden have views of Whinlatter Forest and Skiddaw.
- Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
- Microwave cooker
- DVD player
- CD player
- Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
- Linen provided
- Cots available
- Central heating
- Real log/coal fires
- High chairs available
- Children welcome
- Private parking
- Washing machine
- Ironing facilities
Located at the foot of Whinlatter forest. Haven for walkers or cyclists or simply lovers of stunning scenery. Whinlatter visitor centre accessible by foot or bicycle with Osprey viewing, mapped out walks, trails and centre facilities such as cafe and shop. Bassenthwaite lake also accessible by foot and cycle. Fells such as Grizedale Pike, Barrow and Causey Pike also accessible by foot and cycle. Children welcome from any age.
NY 221251 54.61503 -3.20776
By car take the Thornthwaite turning off the A66. Turn up hill in Thornthwaite opposite church. Pass gallery and continue up hill. Comb Beck is one of the cottages on your left. By bus Thornthwaite is on X5 route.
Self-Assessed Accessibility Details
- Parking for Single unit properties:
- Parking space provided
- Within 50 metres approx. of entrance
- Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
- Steps to the main entrance:
- 5Number of steps to entrance
- Entrance is well lit
Essex, United Kingdom
08 July 2014
The cottage is well equipped and pleasantly furnished. The flowers on the kitchen table when we arrived were a nice touch. We enjoyed the location, being a little off the beaten track. Despite this it was only minutes by car from Keswick. It was also good to be able to access walks on foot from the cottage. The garden with the stream at the bottom is pretty and well maintained.
The only thing which could have created a problem was the fact that the sitting room door opened directly onto slate steps descending to the hallway. This seemed quite hazardous when accessing the kitchen and toilet after dark. Perhaps the door could be turned round to open into the sitting room? Just a thought...
We very much enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning.
Reply from Comb Beckat 08/07/2014 21:36:01
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Comb Beck. Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review for us. Thank you also for leaving the cottage so tidy. It is really appreciated! We will have a think about the door to the lounge - thank you. We look forward to you staying again.